Author: Em Carpenter

Em was one of those argumentative children who was sarcastically encouraged to become a lawyer, so she did. She is a proud life-long West Virginian, and, paradoxically, a liberal. In addition to writing about society, politics and culture, she enjoys cooking, podcasts, reading, and pretending to be a runner. She will correct your grammar. You can find her on Twitter.
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Wednesday Writs: Murder Most Foul Edition

Reta Mays, a nursing assistant at the Clarksburg, WV VA, admitted to purposely injecting seven elderly Veteran Affairs patients with insulin, causing their deaths.

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Remembering The Ice Age

Vanilla Ice was trending…Wait, no, that was 30 years ago. Dang. Has it been that long since I first checked out the hook while his dj revolved it?

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Wednesday Writs: Kavanaugh v. RoboCalls Edition

Kavanaugh writes “A robocall that says, “Please pay your government debt” is legal. A robocall that says, “Please donate to our political campaign” is illegal. That is about as content-based as it gets.”

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Pity Parler

These former Twitter brands have found an audience receptive to their bloviating on Parler. Wonderful. And also, how boring.

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Wednesday Writs for 6/24

A tale of two headlines: Why Trump Keeps Losing at the Supreme Court vs. How the Supreme Court is Quietly Enabling Trump and other law tidbits

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Wednesday Writs: Mailing It In Edition

Qualified Immunity, a blockbuster summer for the Supreme Court, lawyers going to lawyer, and a $67 million dollar lawsuit over missing paints in Wednesday Writs.

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Derek Chauvin’s Charges, Explained

The news that Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison elevated the charge against Derek Chauvin to second degree murder for the death of George Floyd brought mixed reactions. For some it was satisfactory; for others...

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Wednesday Writs: Say It to My Face Edition

The confrontation clause — the right to face one’s accuser — is among the most well-known of our constitutionally guaranteed criminal rights.